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MSNBC Host Calls Out Waters for Speculating About Chaffetz Connection to Russia Without Evidence

MSNBC host Chris Hayes called out Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) on Tuesday for speculating, without providing any evidence, that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) isn’t seeking re-election because of illicit connections to Russia. Hayes asked Waters to comment on what she thought the House Oversight …

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Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday, intending to cover the cost of the southern border wall by seizing more than $14 billion in drug proceeds from infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” …

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield undocumented immigrants and fail to comply with federal immigration laws was blocked on Tuesday by a federal judge in San Francisco. Two localities, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, successfully won preliminary …

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New Jersey Democrat Claims She Was Left Off Primary Ballot Because She’s Black

Deborah Andrews, a committeewoman for the Democratic Party in Edison, New Jersey, claimed her party’s chairman excluded her from a primary ballot after discovering she was black. The early April deadline passed for Andrews’ participation in a June primary that would decide committee membership. She filed …

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Andrea Mitchell Refers to Anita Hill’s Testimony As ‘Celebrated Hearings’ in Tweet

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell referred to Anita Hill’s controversial testimony that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her as “celebrated hearings” in a tweet promoting their interview earlier Tuesday. Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George H. W. Bush in 1991. Hill became a …

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Spicer Snaps at Reporter for Interrupting: ‘Do You Want to Come on Up?’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not take kindly to a seeming interruption from CBS reporter Major Garrett at Tuesday’s briefing, asking Garrett if he would like to come up and address the media instead of him. As Spicer discussed a White House meeting …

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Marlins!

A group led by former Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reportedly purchased the Miami Marlins baseball franchise. Bush, who served as Florida’s governor from 1999 to 2007, and his team of investors won the auction to purchase the …

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Wilbur Ross Brushes Off Question About Flynn at Briefing: ‘Is Michael Flynn Now a Trade Issue?’

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross brushed off a question about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at Tuesday’s White House press briefing, joking that he was not aware Flynn was a trade issue. Ross appeared at the briefing to discuss the Trump administration’s assessment of a …

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Senate Poised to Confirm Acosta to Labor Department

The Senate is expected to confirm Alexander Acosta as the next Secretary of Labor by the end of the week. The Senate will hold a cloture vote on Wednesday to move Acosta’s nomination to the full Senate floor and Republicans expect to hold a vote …

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Pelosi-Backed PAC Took Funds From Owner of Site Tied to Underage Prostitution

A political action committee that is backed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) took funds from the co-owner of a website that is linked to underage prostitution. The House Majority PAC, an Alexandria, Virginia-based Super PAC created in 2011 to “answer the barrage …

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